Biography

Amber Luong, MD, PhD, serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology with a joint appointment within the Center of Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases at the Institute of Molecular Medicine. She currently serves as the Chair of the Women in Rhinology group and a Consultant to the Board of Directors for the American Rhinologic Society. Dr. Luong obtained her MD/PhD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas through the NIH sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program. She obtained her Ph.D. under the Nobel laureates Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein for the identification and biochemical characterization of a novel human enzyme, acetyl coA synthetase. She then completed her residency training at UT Southwestern and rhinology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Luong has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of the 2017 Women in Otolaryngology Helen F. Krause, MD Memorial Trailblazer Award and the 2017 Women Faculty Forum Excellence Award. Her primary research interest focuses on understanding the role of the innate immune response in the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis, with a particular interest in the role of environmental fungi in initiating these innate immune responses. She has received external funding from the NIH, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, The Triological Society, and is actively involved in several industry-sponsored multicenter clinical trials. Dr. Luong’s clinical interest parallels her research interest in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis as well as the medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal tumors, CSF leak repairs, and endoscopic orbital and dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.

Education

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2002
Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2002
Internship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2003
Residency
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2006
Residency
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2007
Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2008

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Clinical interest parallels her research interest in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis as well as the medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal tumors, CSF leak repairs, and endoscopic orbital and dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.

Publications

Publication Information

Tabaee A, MD, Luong A, MD,PhD, and Fried M. Fellowship training in rhinology: A survey of fellows from the past six years. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009; in press.

Luong A, MD, PhD, Citardi MJ, MD, and Batra PS, MD. Management of Sinonasal Malignant Neoplasms: Defining the Role of Endoscopy. Amer J of Rhinology, submitted.

Luong A, MD, PhD, Davis LS, PhD, and Marple BF, MD. Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis Adults Express a Th2 Cytokine Response to Fungal Antigens. Amer J of Rhinology, submitted. Luong A, MD, PhD, Batra PS, MD, Fakhri S, MD, Citardi MJ, MD. Balloon Catheter Dilatation for Frontal Sinus Ostium Stenosis in the Office Setting. Amer J of Rhinology, in press.

Luong A, MD, PhD and Roland PS, MD. The Link Between Allergic Rhinitis and Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion in Atopic Patients. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 2008 April;41(2):311-23.

Luong A, MD, PhD and Marple BF. Update on Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis. Current Fungal Infection Reports 2007 June;1:12-18.

Luong A, MD, PhD and Marple BF, MD. Sinus Surgery: Indications and Techniques. Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology 2006 Jun;30(3):217-22.

Luong A, MD, PhD and Marple BF, MD. The Role of Fungi in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 2005 Dec;38(6):1203-13.

Luong A, MD, PhD and Roland PS. Acquired External Auditory Canal Stenosis-Assessment and Management. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology 2005 Oct;13(5):273-6.

Luong A, McClay JE, Jafri HS, and Brown OB, MD. Antibiotic Therapy for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lymphadenitis. Laryngoscope 2005 Oct; 115(10):1746-51.

Luong A, and Marple BF. Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2004 Nov;4(6):465-70.

Hannah, VC, Ou J, Luong, A, Goldstein, JL, and Brown, MS: Unsaturated Fatty Acids Downregulate Sterol Regulatory Element-binding Protein Isoforms 1a and 1c by Two Mechanisms in HEK-293 Cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2001; 276:4365-4372.

Luong A, Hannah VC, Brown MS, and Goldstein JL: Molecular Characterization of Human Acetyl CoA Synthetase, an Enzyme Regulated by SREBPs. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2000; 275:2645826466.

Luong, A. “Identification of Three Novel SREBP-activated Target Genes: Acetyl CoA Synthetase, 3-b-hydroxysterol Dehydrogenase, and CL-6/INSIG1.” Doctor of Philosophy dissertation, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2000.

Luong, A. “The Cardiovascular Effects of Radiofrequency Irradiation: Single vs. Dual Frequency Exposure.” Bachelor of Science Honors dissertation, Trinity University, 1994.

Book Chapters

Luong A. Case 9 – Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis in Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies. Columbus: Anadem Publishing, in review. Chapter 6 – Rhinology, p.357-364.

Luong A. Case 2 – Chronic Sinusitis in Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies. Columbus: Anadem Publishing, in review. Chapter 6 – Rhinology, p. 321-328.

Luong A. Case 10 – Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis in Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies. Columbus: Anadem Publishing, in review. Chapter 6 – Rhinology, 365-370.

Luong A. Case 1 – Recurrent Rhinosinusitis in Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies. Columbus: Anadem Publishing, in review. Chapter 6 – Rhinology, p.313-319.

Luong A. Case 2 – Unilateral Nasal Obstruction in Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies. Columbus: Anadem Publishing, in review. Chapter 3 – General Otolaryngology, p. 143 – 149.

Luong A. Case 4 – Acute Frontal Sinusitis in Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies. Columbus: Anadem Publishing, in review. Chapter 6 – Rhinology, p. 333 – 338.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Luong A, Citardi MJ, and Batra PS. “Management of Sinonasal Malignant Neoplasms: Defining the Role of Endoscopy.” Presented at the ARS Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 20, 2008.

Luong A, Davis LS, and Marple BF. “Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis Adults Elicit a Th2 Cytokine Response to Fungal Allergens.” Presented at the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings, Orlando, FL, May 2008.

Luong A, Batra PS, Fakhri S, Citardi MJ. “Balloon Catheter Dilatation for Frontal Sinus Ostium Stenosis in the Office Setting.” Presented at the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings, Orlando, FL, May 2008.

Luong A, Lee M, Pawlowski K, and Roland PS. “Biofilms in Humans a with Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media.” Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 2007.

Luong A, McClay JE, Jafri HS, Brown O. “Antibiotic Therapy for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Cervicofacial Lymphadenitis.” Presented at the 19th Annual American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Meeting, Pheonix, AZ, May 2004.

Wieser, ES, Luong, AU, Ryan, KL Frei, MR, Berger, and Jauchem, JR. “Chronic nitric oxide (NO) inhibition: Effects on hypotension induced by 35-GHz radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure. FASEB Journal 1994; 8: A593.

Luong A, Ely, J, Stone, W. “Characterization of 4 Additional Tandem Repeats in Chimpanzees.” National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Minneapolis, MN, March 1992.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Solares A, Luong A, and Batra PS. Technical feasibility of endoscopic anterior ethmoid artery ligation: Assessment with intraoperative CT imaging. Poster presented at the American Rhinology Society fall meeting; September 20, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Tabaee A, Luong A, and Fried MP. Fellowship training in Rhinology: A survey of fellows from the past six years. Poster presented at the American Rhinology Society fall meeting; September 20, 2008; Chicago, IL.

PRESENTATIONS AT LOCAL AND REGIONAL SCIENTIFIC/MEDICAL MEETINGS

“Understanding the Immune Reaction in Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis.” Presented at Stanford University, Department of Otolaryngology, February 7, 2008; Palo Alto, CA.

“Spontaneous Idiopathic Cerebrospinal Leaks.” Presented at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Skull Base Conference, February 18, 2008; Cleveland, OH.

“Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma.” Presented at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Skull Base Conference, October 15, 2007; Cleveland, OH.

INTERNET PUBLICATIONS

Marple, BF, MD and Luong A, MD, PhD. AAO National Resident Online Study Guide module: CSF Rhinorrhea.